Founded in 1928 as the first music camp in the United States, Interlochen Center for the Arts has become the leading and most respected destination for aspiring, motivated young artists from third through twelfth grade. As the nation’s premier preparatory program for young artists, Interlochen is widely acknowledged as a globally connected leader in the arts and education. Within its portfolio, Interlochen also has distinguished programs in public broadcasting and serves as a major presenting organization for live performances featuring marquee-level talent. Interlochen was awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Bush in 2006, the nation’s highest honor for artistic excellence and leadership in the arts.
Each year, thousands of artists and arts patrons come to Interlochen to experience world-class educational and cultural opportunities. Students study music, theatre, visual arts, film, creative writing and dance, guided by an outstanding faculty and guest artists and inspired by the scenic beauty of its campus.
Interlochen’s core purpose is to ignite lifelong passion for the arts. The Center engages and inspires people worldwide through excellence in educational, artistic and cultural programs, enhancing the quality of life through the universal language of the arts.
The Vice President of Philanthropy will lead a new era of transformational fundraising success for the institution and its strategic initiatives. Reporting to and partnering with the President of the Center and in conjunction with his vision, the Vice President will be responsible for ensuring a cohesive, integrated and highly collaborative development function and program relevant to Interlochen’s increasingly diverse constituencies and programs. As the Center approaches its 100th anniversary in 2028, the Vice President and his/her staff will meet ambitious goals in annual giving revenue and endowment growth that will enable substantial investments in the student experience and the organization itself. The Vice President of Philanthropy will take Interlochen’s philanthropy operation to even greater levels of productivity, innovation and effectiveness, making this leadership role a unique and rare opportunity at one of the most prestigious arts organizations in the world.
To apply or to refer qualified candidates, please contact Jon Derek Croteau, Ed.D., Senior Vice President for Strategy & Client Relations, LOIS L. LINDAUER SEARCHES, at http://bit.ly/INTERLOCHENVPP